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Southeastern Railway Museum hold Operation Lifesaver training

March 16, 2004
For Immediate Release (Duluth, Ga.).

The museum is pleased to announce a partnership with Georgia's Operation Lifesaver coordinator to host certain Georgia Operation Lifesaver training sessions. The first of these sessions will be the course for becoming a certified Operation Lifesaver presenter and will be offered in April.

The museum also salutes Georgia's Operation Lifesaver organization as it commemorates 30 years of helping to reduce highway-rail crossing collisions and trespassing incidents. Georgia's Operation Lifesaver program began in 1974 and today there are over 60 active affiliate members including federal, state and local governmental agencies; businesses (including the state's railroads); civic and service organizations; and other volunteer groups dedicated to safety at grade crossings and around tracks. Free programs are presented to schools, businesses and civic organizations as well as specialized programs for school bus drivers, professional drivers, law enforcement and emergency responders. More than 65 trained and certified presenters give their time to present the programs to educate children and adults.

To sign up for the presenters training course, request a free presentation, or to learn more about Operation Lifesaver in Georgia, contact:
GEORGIA OPERATION LIFESAVER
http://www.georgiaol.org
P.O. Box 76526
Atlanta, GA 30358
Phone: (770) 393-2711 Fax: (770) 393-3751
gaol@mindspring.com


The museum has operated since 1970 and has been designated "Georgia's Official Transportation History Museum" by the state legislature. The museum was also recognized in 2003 as the Gwinnett Convention & Visitors Bureau Attraction of the Year. Two trains are displayed inside the main exhibit hall - one of 1920s vintage and the other from the 1950s. Over 80 other pieces of retired railway rolling stock including vintage steam and diesel locomotives, passenger coaches, private cars, a World War II troop kitchen, wooden freight cars, and maintenance of way equipment, are displayed on the museum's 30-acre site. Trains rides aboard restored cabooses are complementary with admission. The museum is accepting sponsorship applications for inclusion in the Wall of Honor that is being built and will be dedicated to all of the men and women who built, operated, and maintained all of the transportation systems that have made this country prosper and those who have helped preserve the history of transportation. 


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